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Welcome to Long Branch ...

The coastal city of Long Branch is located in Monmouth County<1>.

When the people of Long Branch refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Long Brancher<2>

A typical abbreviation for Long Branch: Long Br. (or less commonly used: Long Brnch.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Long Branch has a population of 30,285 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Long Branch.

Long Branch is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Long Branch lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Long Branch: (732) and (848)<5>

Websites for Long Branch ...

Official Website:   www.longbranch.org/

Junior League:   www.jlmc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Long Branch had an population of 30,285 people. This is a decrease of 1.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Long Branch had a population of 30,719 people. This makes Long Branch the county's most populous community.

The population of Long Branch represents 0.35% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,719 people, the population of Long Branch decreased 1.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,340 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Long Branch.

Communities Also Named Long Branch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Long Branch - they are located in Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Mississippi, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (4) and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Long Branch.

Communities near Long Branch ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Long Branch.

  • South Amboy [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Amboy
    • South Amboy [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Long Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Amboy
  • Neptune City [Monmouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune City
    • Neptune City [Monmouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Long Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,594 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune City
  • Loch Arbour [Monmouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Arbour
    • Loch Arbour [Monmouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Long Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Arbour have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Arbour
  • Waterloo [Monmouth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
    • Waterloo [Monmouth County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Long Branch
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Asbury Park [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury Park
      • Asbury Park [Monmouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Long Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury Park
    • Wanamassa [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanamassa
      • Wanamassa [Monmouth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Long Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanamassa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanamassa
    • Fairview [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Monmouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Long Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Lincroft [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincroft
      • Lincroft [Monmouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Long Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincroft
    • Navesink Beach [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navesink Beach
      • Navesink Beach [Monmouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Long Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navesink Beach
    • Ocean Grove [Monmouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Grove
      • Ocean Grove [Monmouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Long Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Branch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Long Branch.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Long Branch. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Long Branch.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Branch. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Long Branch.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Branch ...

Looking for more information about Long Branch? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Long Branch, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Long Branch.

Adding Long Branch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Long Branch in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Long Branch was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Long Branch on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Long Branch: www.longbranch.org/

The official website for Monmouth County: www.co.monmouth.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Monmouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Long Branch refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Long Branch may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Branch.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Branch) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long BranchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3030, Longitude: -73.9949    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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